Jex Blackwell Saves the World
P. William Grimm
Jex Blackwell Saves the World is a Dadaesque homage to Donald Sobol’s Encyclopedia Brown series, or perhaps a Sobolesque homage to the Dada movement. The main character is a sixteen-year old punk with a secret genius for medicine and an equal passion for music; but life in her native Los Angeles home - filled with dark, gritty city streets and strange, sometimes desperate characters - is not easy.
P. William Grimm is an American writer and filmmaker currently living in London, England. He has previously released two novels, The Seventh and Counselor, as well as two collections of short stories, Valencia Street and Sick Sense of Hubris. His short stories have been published online in renowned blogs such as “HTMLGiant” and “Eclectica Magazine.” He has also written and directed several short films including the award-winning Valentine’s Day, as well as Arrivals --> Departures and American Spy in Europe. Educated at Boston University, Grimm’s influences as a writer include Kurt Vonnegut, Joan Didion, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. He also digs Encyclopedia Brown and the Three Investigators.